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A VISIT TO BATH
GREEN PARK STATION
Oh former glory- creamy yellow
(No more the trains to sleepy Wellow)
Dark tunnels hewn from solid rock
(No longer coal trains to Radstock).
Eating chips with salt and vinegar
I think of summits crest at Binegar
Masbury and those Mendip Hills
Captured – many photo stills.
No more – remembered fondly – “Pines”
(in 62 diverted lines)
Chilcompton for an Abbey School
Home to Benedictine Rule.
The Poet paints from woeful palette
(No more the trains to Shepton Mallet)
And through the groves of oak and beech
Ghostly junction – Evercreech.
Where railway tracks one made their mark
(Now a Sainsbury’s shopping park)
Under cover – lined with cars
Booking Hall – Converted bars.
I pause awhile to take a rest
(No longer trains to Bournemouth West)
I close my eyes and gently dream
The vanished sounds of climbing steam.
© Steve Glason 29 April 2013